‘For The Love of Music’ Earns Two Cannes Lions Awards

love of musicThe Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp (NCVC) and the VML received Cannes Lions awards for the documentary For The Love of Music: The Story of Nashville, on June 20 during the 61st Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. The festival honors innovation in numerous forms, from mobile, billboards, design and branded content.

For The Love of Music: The Story of Nashville was awarded silver and bronze lions in the Branded Content & Entertainment category, and one shortlist in Cyber. The competition is judged by 17 international juries, including 327 top-level industry execs from 44 countries. 37,427 entries were submitted from 97 countries in 17 awards categories.

“This project continues to receive honors and recognition beyond our wildest dreams,” said Butch Spyridon, president and CEO of the NCVC. “It is a testament to the creative talent in this town and our legacy of music. We are truly honored and humbled.”

For The Love of Music: The Story of Nashville was created by Butch Spyridon, Chuck Creasy, Deana Ivey, and John Godsey. The film has also received honors from the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (Webby Awards), The One Show and American Advertising Federation.


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